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March 10, 2011

Texas A&M Professor and Sports Medicine Director to speak March 15 at ULM

Dr. Tim Lightfoot, the new director of the Sydney and J.L. Huffines Institute for Sports Medicine and Human Performance at Texas A&M and ULM alumnus, will speak on Tuesday, March 15.

He is being hosted by ULM’s Department of Kinesiology.

Lightfoot will deliver his talk at 10 a.m., in the Nursing Auditorium at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

He received a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and a Master of Education from ULM (former Northeast Louisiana University) and will receive the Kinesiology Alumnus of the Year Award from Dr. Lisa Colvin during his visit.

Lightfoot is former chair of the Department of Kinesiology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Winner of the prestigious Henry J. Montoye Research Award in 2010, Lightfoot served as a Fellow for the American College of Sports Medicine, and is also a past winner of the American Physiological Society's Research Career Enhancement Award.

Lightfoot has also served as associate editor for the American College Sport Medicine Health and Fitness Journal and served on panels for National Institutes of Health, which awarded Lightfoot a $1.4-million grant for research into the genetic factors responsible for exercise endurance.

He is a certified exercise specialist, a registered clinical exercise physiologist and past president of the Southeast Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine. Lightfoot also serves as the Omar Smith Endowed Chair in Kinesiology at Texas A&M.

The Sydney and J.L. Huffines Institute for Sports Medicine and Human Performance was created to facilitate an active interchange of information and research findings among strength and sport conditioning coaches, athletic trainers, health and wellness coordinators, clinicians, sports physiologists, clinical physiologists, and rehabilitation specialists.

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